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Golf NES Video Game

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Click ‘Enter’ Key to Start Game. Main keyboard buttons are X and Z.

Click Game Window Size Button to Zoom Game Size between default, 1.5X and 2X

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Keyboard Controls
Gamepad Button Player 1
Left Left Arrow
Right Right Arrow
Up Up Arrow
Down Down Arrow
Start/Pause Enter
Select Ctrl

Click on the game window and hit the ENTER key to start the game (you might have to hit start twice) . On a computer you can click the Game Window Size button to rotate between default, 1.5X and 2.X game window size. On mobile phones and Iphone use the gameplay control buttons shown on your screen (only on mobile) to play and start the game. If you grew up in the 80's you shouldn't need additional gameplay instructions. If you really need help or instructions playing this game, we have the The Official Nintendo Player’s Guide from 1987 to help you out.



Instruction Booklet

Sports series


Object of the game/game description

Nintendo Golf lets you choose your clubs, change your stance, control your
swings - even select the angle of impact on an 18 hole championship course.
You view the course from both a close-up and overview perspective as you move
down the fairway. Select 1 or 2 player stroke play or 2 player match play for
the most exciting tee to green competition.


Shots from the tee, fairway and bunker

a) Selecting clubs
* Select a club by pressing the top or bottom of the Control pad. See chart
  with club types and distances.

b) Hitting the ball
* The A button is pressed 3 times to make the player shoot.

1. Backswing - Press the A button once to start the backswing.
2. Downswing - Press button A again to stop the backswing and start the 
   downswing. This determines the flying distance.
3. Impact - Press button A one more time to set the impact position. This will
   determine how the ball curves during flight.

* Straight, slice and hook shots: If you impact the ball with the swing meter
  is on the white line, a straight shot will be hit. If it is to the left of
  the line, the ball will slice. If it is to the right, the ball will hook.
* Super shots: If you use the #1 wood (1W), and start the down swing with the
  swing meter on the extreme left, and impact the ball with the swing meter on
  the white line with just the right timing, a super shots (306 yd) can be

c) Stance
* The direction the player faces can be changed by using the right and left
  sides of the control pad.
* The arrow on the right of the screen indicates which direction the player is

d) Wind direction and velocity
* The wind is blowing on the course. There is a WIND display in the message
  area that indicates one of 8 wind directions (with an arrow) and a wind
  velocity of between 0 and 15 MPH.



a) How to putt
* The A button is press twice to putt.

1. Backswing - Press button A once to start the backswing.
2. Downswing - Press the A button again to start the downswing. Where you 
   start the downswing determines the rolling distance.

b) Direction the ball is hit in
* The ball will be hit toward the target mark on the screen. Before putting,
  use the control pad to aim the target mark in the desired direction.

c) The "roll" of the green
* The (v) mark on the green indicates the grain of the turf. The roll of the
  putt will change according to the conditions of the turf.


[Rules] Note that some rules differ from real golf rules.

* If a ball goes OB (Out of Bounds), you are penalized 2 strokes and the ball
  is played from where it was lying before you shot it OB.
* When a ball goes into the woods, it is usually considered OB. (There are
  exceptions to this.)
* Ponds on the 5th, 8th and 18th holes are OB.
* If the ball goes off the screen, it is considered OB - no matter what hole
  it is.
* The ocean, ponds, rivers, etc., are considered water hazards. If a ball 
  lands in one of these, you are penalized 1 stroke and the ball is played 
  from a set location.
* The flying distance of a bunker shot is calculated as half that of a fairway


Club types and distances (Distances are in yards)
      Fairway Bunker
       shot   shot
1. 1w   262   131  
2. 3w   240   120
3. 4w   230   115
4. 1i   213   106.5
5. 3i   191    95.5                            
6. 4i   180    90
7. 5i   170    85
8. 6i   159    79.5
9. 7i   142    71
10.8i   126    63
11.9i   109    54.5
12.PW   87     43.5
13.SW   66     33
14.PT   33     16.5

* Super shot with 1W: 206
* PT: Putter
* W: Wood
* I: Iron


Hole length

Hole Handicap Yd.  Par
 1   16       390  4
 2   11       395  4
 3   17       215  3
 4   13       388  4
 5    2       491  5
 6    8       398  4
 7    7       408  4
 8    9       494  5
 9   10       247  3
  OUT        3426 36

10   12       395  4
11   18       220  3
12    4       410  4
13    3       542  5
14   14       174  3
15    5       343  4
16    6       400  4
17   15       466  4
18    1       513  5
  IN         3453 36
  TOTAL      6889 72

(Distances are in yards.)


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